Preparedness Tip Wednesday: Get more Protein in a survival situation

In a survival situation you might need to rely on more of the things found in your environment to survive. We already talked about edible plants here, but what about bugs? Most people would get squeamish at the idea but I was surprised at how many edible bugs there are other there and how much protein is packed in those tiny things.

"Insects tend to be nutritious meals, high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and low in carbohydrates and fats. For example, 100g of dried caterpillars serves up 430 calories and 53g of protein, and is high in potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron.
While the prospect of this may not get your mouth watering, knowing which insects are edible can be a good survival skill to have."
Prepared for That has a list of Insects you can eat and tips for making them taste better as well as a general rule of thumb for what insects to avoid.

Check out this video for more information on eating bugs from TED Ed


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